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  • ReportsnReports - Nanotechnology in Water Treatment

    Nanotechnology in Water Treatment  The global market for nanostructured products used in water treatment was worth an estimated $1.4 billion in 2010 and will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.7% during the next 5 years to reach a value of $2.2 billion in 2015. Most of the ...


  • Nanotechnology in Energy Applications

    Nanotechnology is increasingly impacting the U.S. and world energy balance, both on the supply and demand sides. On the supply side, nanotechnology is being used to optimize production from existing energy sources (e.g., crude petroleum) and to exploit new sources such as heavy oil, liquefied coal and solar energy (including using solar energy to produce hydrogen). Nanotechnology is also ...


  • ELI publishes nanotechnology deskbook

    We are pleased to announce that the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) has published the Nanotechnology Deskbook, which Lynn L. Bergeson co-authored. ELI provides the following description of the Deskbook: Nanotechnology promises to have far reaching impacts on the economy, including offering technological advances in pollution control. While over 200 products that use nanomaterials are already in ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Nanotechnology: How Green Can It Be?

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) – The ability to use nanotechnology to reduce pollution, conserve resources and build a 'clean' economy now exists, finds a new report 'Green Nanotechnology: It's Easier Than You Think.' But environmentalists are at odds about how green nanotechnology can be. Not all nanoparticles are harmful to human health and the environment, but some are. Nanotech critics fear ...

  • PCAST Calls for Nanotechnology Community to Take on National Nanotechnology Grand Challenges

    On October 10, 2014, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced that the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released the Report to the President and Congress on the Fifth ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Call for Papers on Industrial Ecology and Nanotechnology

    The Journal of Industrial Ecology announces a call for papers for a special issue on Industrial Ecology and Nanotechnology by March 1, 2007. Roland Clift, of the Centre for Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey, UK and Shannon Lloyd, of Concurrent Technologies Corporation, USA, will serve as co-editors of the special issue. The Journal of Industrial Ecology is an international ...


    By MIT Press Journals

  • CRS Prepares “Policy Primer” on Nanotechnology

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) prepared a June 28, 2016, report, Nanotechnology: A Policy Primer. The report provides an overview of federal research and development (R&D) in nanotechnology, U.S. competitiveness in the field, environmental, health, and safety (EHS) concerns, nanomanufacturing, and public ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Nanotechnology: From Laboratories to Commercial Products

    The House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology held a hearing on May 20, 2014, on "Nanotechnology: From Laboratories to Commercial Products." The purpose of the hearing was to examine the current state of nanotechnology research and development (R&D), as well as future opportunities and challenges. In addition, the hearing discussed policy issues surrounding ...


    By Acta Group

  • House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Nanotechnology: From Laboratories to Commercial Products

    The House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology held a hearing on May 20, 2014, on "Nanotechnology: From Laboratories to Commercial Products." The purpose of the hearing was to examine the current state of nanotechnology research and development (R&D), as well as future opportunities and challenges. In addition, the hearing discussed policy issues surrounding ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • House Subcommittee Will Hold Hearing on Nanotechnology: From Laboratories to Commercial Products

    The House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology will hold a hearing on May 20, 2014, on “Nanotechnology: From Laboratories to Commercial Products.” Scheduled witnesses include: Dr. Timothy Persons, Chief Scientist, United ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Nanotechnology focus at annual IEST meeting

    The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) 54th Annual Technical Meeting and Exposition, ESTECH 2008, will be held May 4–7 at the Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale (Northwest Suburban Chicago), Illinois. In addition to the scores of presentations, tutorials, and working groups of interest and importance to the Design, Test, and Evaluation, Product Reliability, and ...

  • China `soaring ahead` in nanotechnology research

    China has emerged as a major nanotechnology player, but India is still working to catch up — and both countries have some ground to cover before they can hope to dominate the world of journals and citations, according to a paper in the February issue of Scientometrics. The study, led by ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Nanotechnology and its implications for environmental legislation

    The major problem for environmental legislation arising from nanotechnology is the size of nano-particles. Nano, meaning dwarf, is measured in nanometers or billionths of a meter. One way of contamination is penetration through human skin. Since nanoparticles are so small, they have a very large surface area as compared with the amount of their interior. Inside, the contents are stable, but those ...


  • Nanotechnologies` economic and environmental potential in the EU through safe products

    Nanotechnologies have enormous potential benefits for manufacturers, consumers, employees, patients and the environment. They will bring more energy and resource efficient processes, improve computer memories and processors and could usher in a new age of customized pharmaceuticals and medical procedures. While current EU legislation covers in principle the challenges for health, safety and ...

  • Silver Nanotechnology Working Group Welcomes New Members

    The Silver Nanotechnology Working Group (SNWG) was founded in 2009 as an industry-wide effort to advance the science and public understanding of the beneficial uses of silver nanoparticles in a wide-range of consumer and industrial products. It does this by fostering the collection of environmental, occupational and health, and consumer product data on silver nanotechnology. Since its ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Parliament backs NGOs calls for tighter controls on nanotechnology

    March saw the European Parliament's Environment Committee vote on controls of nanomaterials. The results supported almost all key issues raised by NGOs. The European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Europe's largest federation of environmental citizens, organizations, have been a prominant force behind the push for stricter controls. They were extremely pleased with the results of the vote. The ...

  • FDA Issues Final and Draft Nanotechnology Guidances

    On June 24, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued three final guidances and one draft guidance that it intends to provide “greater regulatory clarity for industry on the use of nanotechnology in ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Mexico Begins Public Consultation on Draft Nanotechnology Standards

    On May 3, 3016, Mexico’s Ministry of Economy published a notice beginning a public consultation on two draft nanotechnology standards. Proposed standard PROY-NMX-R-80004-5-SCFI-2015 is identical to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Swedish environmental technology investment to give priority to nanotechnology.

    The Government must prioritise research using nanotechnology to solve environmental problems, according to Lena Gustafsson, co-director general at Vinnova, who has published a report about environmental technology. The report 'Research strategy for environmental technology' is one of the pieces of the puzzle for the government bill on research which will be ready next spring. 'We have identified ...


  • NSF Announces Availability of Market Report on Emerging Nanotechnology

    On February 25, 2014, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the results of an NSF and National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO)-funded independent study that identifies more than $1 trillion in global revenue from nano-enabled products in 2013. NSF states that, to help quantify the global growth in ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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